the hard truth is, it took years to create our current economic problems that it will take more time than any of us will like to create the damage. millions of our neighbors are living with that painfully every day. but i want all americans to remind themselves that better days are ahead. even after this economic crisis, our markets remain the most dynamic in the world, our workers are still the most productive, we remain the global leader in innovation, in discovery, in of entrepreneurship. the mumbai took office, we were losing 750,000 -- at the much i took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. this is the eighth consecutive month of private job gloats -- jew private job growth.